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hotline. let me have it. we will never be destroyed from media, we are fair, where balanced, a great weekend. laura ingraham takes over right now. >> laura: good evening from washington, this is the ingram angle, that's the focus of tonight's angle. if any democratic president had presided over the rolling stock market, 2 million new jobs created in 2017 and robust gdp growth that president trump has presided over, the media would be churning out phoning coverage of him and his entire economic team. interviewing everyday americans on the street who would talk about how his policies were making their lives so much better. on foreign policy, what would they be saying?
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we'd be reading and hearing daily about how other countries were marveling about his bold, transformative approach for global affairs. america wasn't going to be taken for granted any longer. if no such luck for president trump. pundits and dnc operatives masquerading as journalists. like a good campaign operation, this comical commentariat coordinates the messaging, tax reform, enforcing the rule of law, deregulation, and the trade. if they play only card they hav. personal attacks. >> this president is unstable and he acts like a child inside the white house and can't be controlled. >> we interviewed him half a dozen times, he would often tell
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the same stories over and over again. >> he has these issues of mental fitness and these questions of intellectual capacity. >> germany, china, brazil, but when we say? we would say these are the messages of someone who is not well. >> none of this stable behavior. >> laura: the interesting question isn't why they are doing this, it's why aren't republicans responding to defend this president with the same coordinated and well orchestrated communication strategy. one recent ray of hope came from christmas, they celebrated the passage of tax reform. that image sent a powerful signal of unity and support. it's not the unified front as we kick off the new year with a lot of new challenges.
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we should let the american people seat and optimistic, determined, focused g.o.p. in the white house. i'm talking about the issues he ran on. issues like border enforcement, the wall, trade, reducing the size of government. we do not need a thousand different voices talking at cross purposes on the core goals of the trump agenda that were so popular that drove him to offic office. as for defending against the slippery toads who sit around kvetching while others do the hard work of governing, considered the sources and how spectacularly wrong they have been in there suppose it area of expertise. >> donald trump will not be the republican nominee. >> that's a guy who knows he's going to lose paid >> i don't know that he ever wanted to win. it's sad. >> i thought about eight weeks or so that she could not win simply by being not trump, turns
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out not really. she's not trump and she's going to be president of the united states. with a fairly significant electoral margin. >> this is not funny, this is really bad. we are all really nervous. if people out there feel nervous, we do too. we don't think this is funny. >> laura: i think there over the episodes of faulty and emotional predictions are absolutely hilarious. this is all they got. trump's policies are working, they know they are working, the country is working. they claim trump is out of touch and disengaged? no, he's not. maybe it's time to look in the mirror. unlike many who saw the trumped up not coming, i did, i supported the platform he ran on. i will be candid about the
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pitfalls and problems about this administration faces. i will point out the successes and missteps and missed opportunities as i did last night. >> note white house staffers should have ever been encouraged to speak with a muckraker like michael wolfe, how did he have access to the white house? his book is replete with errors and unsubstantiated rumors bad or no sourcing and it contains lines that people may or may not have said. don't take my word for it. former obama auto czar steve ratner wrote in a tweet band and may said all that stuff. let's remember that steve michl wolff is in a writer of fictio. >> he creates a narrative that is notionally true, conceptually true, the details are often wrong. i can see several places in the book that are wrong.
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>> laura: and wolff, the work that he put in his book is what the leftists are pinning their dreams on? this is a left wing lala land the stuff. he traffics in broad generalities and poisonous unsubstantiated facts. your political instincts are terrific. spitballs of the battleship. the prizes the american people. not going to stop your progress on the behalf of the american people. in fact, gallup reported this week at the end of december the president's approval rating is up to its highest level in six months. he has had a really good year,
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all things considered. he's poised to have it even better 2018. the president seems to have all the fire and the only fury i see is coming from the media who hates to cover it. that's the angle. joining me now with reaction from orlando is roger stone, a political consultant and former trump campaign advisor. it is great to see you. i compiled that montage for you because i know you love to be reminded of all the wit and wisdom and prognostication skills of the commentariat that routinely question his mental fitness, his instability and so forth. give us a sense of what you believe is really going on with someone like joe scarborough who used to be a republican congress men. >> the first thing you have to understand is that all of this
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means the russian collusion has failed. the democrats and their handmaidens in the media producing no evidence whatsoever of real russian collusion to assist in the election of donald trump have now switched to plan b. plan b isn't donald trump is crazy. he is mentally unstable, he's nuts. he has his ex his ex and to sentries, theodore roosevelt, andrew jackson. in a case of a guy like joe scarborough, this is bitter jealousy. the entire time he was in the house of representatives, he told his aides he would someday be president. one donald trump was nominated, joe scarborough thought he should be the nominee. when president trump chose vice president pence joe scarborough thought he should be vice president. that didn't stop them from a brown around mar-a-lago.
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we now know it was mika who recommended powell for the national security director in the trump administration. at the same time, they have turned on him out of bitterness. this is the establishments next narrative. it is a precursor for a 25th amendment arguments. >> laura: i said from day one, they kept predicting his political demise. now they are going with this narrative that bolsters their own narrative that the man is unhinged. i want to play something that he said on "the today show" this morning with savannah guthrie, this is michael wolff who wrote this lurid book, let's watch. >> it was every 25 or 30 minutes, he would get the same three stories repeated. now it's the same three stories
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every 10 minutes. i will quote steve bannon. he's lost that. >> according to this report he says he's lost that. i've been around the president, i repeat things, i give speeches i say the same anecdotes. two people have a stopwatch in there? this is ridiculous. >> i want to give steve bannon the benefit of the doubt given mr. wolf's long history of a fabricator and a fictional writer. i think the facts are in. you might chalk this up to animus if it had happened after he had left the white house but we learned he was saying these things while he was on the white house payroll and he owed his loyalty to donald trump. the idea that the president didn't want to win, didn't expect to win?
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>> laura: do take back what your editorial said it might be good for jeff sessions to move on, in the mueller investigation we've seen more leaks happening, critical pieces of information coming out of that investigation. there is no sense that trump person is leaking that stuff it has to be coming out of doj. >>
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dated the fbi pay him at the same time the clinton campaign was paying him and we need a special counsel. those of the four key points. if there is movement on those, fine. if that's what i hope happened. there should be a new attorney general, i like jeff sessions and i want him to do his job. i think we turned a corner this week on the fact that they are telling us they're not going to give us the documents and access to important witnesses. >> laura: how significant is lindsey graham, the former judge advocate general the lawyer for the jagged core and grassley coming out and asking the justice department to look into a possibility of a criminal investigation into mr. steel? the one that helped generate and shepherd through the fake
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dossier that could lead to the opening of this entire investigation. >> i want to see what they wrote i want to see what comes of thi this. they are wanting to have a criminal referral for the sky, the author of the dossier who is being paid by the clinton campaign, it's reported he is being reimbursed by the fbi at the same time. we don't know if that's true, i think this is critical as are a host of questions. think about us -- why did the justice department released some of the text messages? normally they say ongoing investigation, we're not going to release any information public. why only 375 text messages? was the other 96%? >> laura: the others might be related to having a romantic dinner. >> why did they release any of them, and if so why did they pick the 375 come out do we see
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the others? why did lisa page leave the molar mueller team -- there's a host of questions we need to get answers to. >> laura: clinton foundation spokesperson came out and said let's call this what it is -- a sham. this is a philanthropy that does life-changing work which republicans have tried to turn into a political football. at the same time we have a former aide to hillary clinton at the state department, we had him on last night. he said the same thing. republicans are trying to distract from their own troubles by ginning up investigations into older, settled matters. >> i wish there was one-tenth of the intensity to get answers to all of the things we have learned in the last eight weeks relative to clinton and how the investigation and the russian
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issue. one-tenth of the intensity of all of those as there is on the mueller special counsel investigation. not one bit of evidence shows the trump campaign coordinated with russia to influence the election. we know today that the clinton campaign paid the law firm who paid fusion who paid chris steele who paid russians to do what? influence the election. we know the guy who ran the investigation change the exoneration letter, we need an insurance policy to make sure that we don't run the risk that donald trump gets elected by the american people. i wish one-tenth of the intensity that they had for special counsel mueller's investigation, one-tenth of that was applied to getting answers to all of the questions that arise from that fact. >> laura: congressman adam shift a lot of people think is leading information out of the close toward sessions. he says you are blocking his
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ability to bring back witnesses like donald junior he wants to bring back and others to get to the bottom of potential obstruction charge against the president. >> they can interview all the witnesses they want in whatever sequence they want if we would just be able to interview lisa page, peter struck, jim baker, and why was jim baker reassigned two weeks ago? i want to bring them on the witness stand and answer questions in front of the american people? >> laura: it seems like the threat of contempt of congress as it started to get some balls rolling. thanks so much for joining us. up next, the president may keep his biggest campaign promise of all. hollywood is a problem, how to celebrate what is its worst year ever at the golden globes, i can hardly wait.
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>> laura: we've been imploring president trump all week to stick to his guns and make sure that he gets that border wall built, all of it as part of any wolff deal. now he's asking congress for $18 billion for new and replacement barriers, another deterrent that would cover nearly half of the southern border. is that enough to fulfill his campaign promise? we turn to conservative, columnist michelle malkin, build the wall and make mexico pay for it -- we are seeing some prototypes of the wall and some of them look imposing and great. when i start hearing about sensors and towers and roads --
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you do need to -- but sensors and see through walls into virtual walls, that doesn't thrill me i have to say. what are your thoughts? >> the $18 billion request is a good solid down payment on his premier and marquis promise to secure our borders and build that wall. i applaud that. it comes on top of another $2 billion that was requested earlier to add another enforcement on parts of the texas border and san diego, that would cover another 60 miles. i think one of the key principles that has to be repeated over and over again, i'm hearing from ranchers and grassroots immigration enforcement activists, moms and dads that were promised by donald trump to it would be his first and most important
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priority, we need to fix our borders and not mueller. we have some prepositional problems. i don't want to hear the phrase, we will have daca before as if something is contingent on something else. it should be the wall period, and the wall alone. the wall must stand alone. >> laura: let's talk about what the daca recipients are all about, a lot of them are in school are working now. there are other information that americans aren't aware of. 2,139 of the daca recipients have had their status revoked for crime. this is between 2013 and 2017, fewer than 900 serve in the military, that's 0.1% in the u.s. military as if we couldn't make that up with other recruits who are american citizens.
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they say they are serving in our military, like a 600,000 are serving in the military. these are the verbal tricks that the amnesty crowd always uses to put the interest of foreigners who are here illegally ahead of american citizens. it's supposed to be americans first. if not foreigners first, not illegal immigrants first, but americans first. >> there is nothing nativist or racist or ethnically bigoted about putting our american sovereignty first. the most passionate people who say this are people who are beneficiaries of illegal and orderly systems that put a premium on immigrants that were coming to this country like my parents who put a commitment to assimilation. that is the deal that has gotten thrown under the bus. why is it we have so many politicians on both sides of the
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aisle and you and i talked and reported tirelessly upwards of two decades now, why is it we have politicians who think it is such an urgent priority to put 800,000 illegal aliens above all of these working-class american americans, law-abiding naturalized citizens. >> laura: we all know they are going to come in and vote republican, right? they are just dogeared copies of the federalist papers. it's a demographic time bomb for the g.o.p. unless this is done right i'm concerned, i know the president watches, he has to stick to his guns. you weren't elected to give amnesty to to 800,000 people. i know you have your popcorn ready, you have your foot pajamas ready, you're ready for
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the golden globes on sunday. i want to sit with you and watch the golden globes, i'm going to fly out there into it with you. the previews in the media are a bit odd, listen to this. writers asks golden globes prove test for hollywood sex scandal? are harassment scandals overshadowing hollywood's award season? are we supposed to see sorry for these folks who have over sexualized themselves? people give them a couple of glances, were supposed to feel sorry for them because their goody bag experience is not going to be as wholesome this year? >> here are my tears chatting and let me play the world's smallest violin for holly-weird.
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there are two dozens of these award shows, there are probably award shows for the award shows now. on top of that you've got "new york times" running ads to remind hollywood of all the wonderful reporting that was done, all these predators and whitewashing? >> laura: we have that stupid ad. as if she could never exaggerate or be an embittered former employee who was in a consensual relationship who got mad. the women are always right and men are horrible rotten people that they are. isn't that the compelling ad? i want to put this for you, get your response. this is an npr interview today with one of the organizers of the golden globes, let's watch. >> how do you expect the story -- >> i want to take it back to donald trump. i think a lot of the fuel for this movement is the fact that
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he has been accused of misconduct and he is sitting there in the white house. >> laura: is not kevin spacey, harvey weinstein, the comedian -- it's not about them. >> let alone the half-dozen people on npr on which this woman was appearing who have been suspended or fired because of sexual harassment. it has to be the responsibility of all of these liberal women whether it's meryl streep or the liberal cohosts or npr and pbs who are responsible for allowing all of these predators and perverts to walk among them and work among them while they were pointed the fingers on republicans and conservatives. >> laura: the absolute best anecdote is when meryl streep trying to shift blame away from her own complicity with weinstein, she said dustin
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hoffman slapped her too hard in 1979 in kramer versus kramer -- that's how pathetic this has become. i wish i could watch the golden globes with you this weekend, we have to do one of these things together because our commentary throughout would be hysterical. have a great weekend. "the new york times" latest bombshell on trump may just be another big fat dud. one of the best legal minds liberty mutual stood with me when i was too busy with the kids to get a repair estimate. liberty did what? yeah, with liberty mutual all i needed to do to get an estimate was snap a photo of the damage and voila! voila! i wish my insurance company had that... wait! hold it... hold it boys... there's supposed to be three of you... where's your brother? where's your brother? hey, where's charlie? charlie?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you. liberty stands with you™
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>> laura: now that the russia collusion story is falling apar apart, "the new york times" is pushing even harder on accusations that president trump obstructed justice by firing former fbi director james comey. cnn and nbc were obsessed, trump
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asked john mcgann to convince jeff sessions not to recuse himself from the rush investigation. what could that story tell us? old friend of jonathan turley, first time you're on the show, great to see you. what about this times report that he didn't want sessions to recuse himself? i wouldn't want him to recuse himself either. >> i was one of the early voices saying sessions should recuse himself. i think it would be better for the president. no matter what happened in the investigation, people would be questioning his outcome. i don't see a crime here, i never have. i think the best thing for the president is to remove all of the shadows and say investigative, get to the conclusion. mcgann's involvement is problematic. >> laura: talked to sessions, tell him there's no need to
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recuse himself. >> if the report is correct and mcgann was aware that sessions had decided to recuse himself it's pretty problematic for him to convince him not to. once he has made that conflict determination, if it was his view that he was considering it -- -- >> laura: is up to mcgann obstructing justice or the president? you don't think the president can obstruct justice? >> you disagree with alan dershowitz on this. >> laura: let's watch what he said just a few days ago. >> i think of congress ever were to charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority, we have a constitutional crisis. >> laura: that's a month ago, we are in a blur. holiday food coma, it would be a constitutional crisis. >> i'm afraid i have to disagre
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disagree. i think a president could be charged with obstruction of justice. >> laura: he's in charged with the law enforcement of the whole country. whether it's to encourage someone -- you don't need to accuse yourself or recuse yourself, he's the head of the entire branch of government. >> i think that's what makes this a difficult case to make. but i don't think there's any borrower making the case. there's lots of people with discretionary authority who use it illegally. can he be charged today? >> laura: they're not the president, the head of the entire executive branch. >> i think the problem here is not that president trump could it be charged with it. the problem is that he had ample reason to fire comey. his timing was bad but he had ample reason to do so. if you look at the record, he
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states those reasons. it got all messed up. >> laura: he said initially russia wasn't mentioned in the letter firing comey but then this report says it was in the letter. >> comey himself said in this meeting, he agreed with him that this russia investigation should reach a conclusion. that doesn't sound a guy trying to obstruct. he did say i hope you forget about flynn but i don't see a case for obstruction. can a case theoretically be made? i don't see the constitutional bar to that. >> laura: you must come back, great weekend always good to see you. when we come back, are the experts really smarter that you are? a new segment coming up.
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>> laura: you ready? a new segment where we will regularly feature the good, the bad, and they truly ugly from those geniuses who are paid to know more about the complicated stuff than the rest of you. you know, they call them the experts. tonight we focus on the economists and the financial analysts who are sowing fear and pessimism of president donald trump's approach to fiscal matters. on the nights trump was elected, nobel prize-winning economist and "new york times" columnist paul krugman wrote it really does look like president donald trump and the markets are plunging. if the question is when the markets will recover? the answer is never. he also said we are probably looking at a global recession with no end in sight.
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andrew ross sorkin of the times predicted the stock market would fall precipitously. just weeks after the president took office, matthew barker five carlson capitol in dallas was out there warning trump might trigger a global depression. the bank of england and several prominent economists also issue to their dire warning. yet, 2017 was the best year for the global economy since 2010. unemployment in the u.s. has plunged to 4.1% and wall street hit another record high today, it's an astonishing 62 times it did that last year. last night to "the washington post" tried to cover for all of those horrible predictions by arguing in part that the global markets are ignoring trump. wait a second, you've got to be kidding me. as the post points out, the u.s.
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accounts for one quarter of the world's $80 trillion economy. if trump had truly been that a wrecking ball that all the experts predicted, there would have been a seismic shock in all of the global marketplace. if you're wondering how krugman won a nobel, just remember so did president obama and al gore and yasser arafat. will be right mike and i are both veterans, both served in the navy. i do outrank my husband, not just being in the military, but at home. she thinks she's the boss. she only had me by one grade. we bought our first home together in 2010. his family had used another insurance product but i was like well i've had usaa for a while, why don't we call and check the rates? it was an instant savings and i should've changed a long time ago. there's no point in looking elsewhere really. we're the tenneys and we're usaa members for life. usaa. get your insurance quote today.
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>> laura: can we talk? before we go. a few observations by the generation snowflake. i'm not going to claim i walked to school uphill 10 miles each way in a blizzard. somehow we managed to get through these weather events without collapsing or stocking up with 100 rolls of toilet paper. we managed to figure it out.
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today in the washington, d.c., area, school was either delayed two hours or it was canceled for the second straight day. this is what cyclone bomb affects look like in the d.c. areas. two days of school canceled in northern virginia. this is embarrassing, it's pathetic. before we send the kids out in the morning, i have an idea just to keep them really safe. why don't we just dress them up in bubble wrap? that way they can comfortably weep in their safe spaces never getting too hot or too cold again. that's why they didn't have school, it was too cold. what happened to a hat, gloves, and a jacket, scarves are too dangerous, what a joke. this is my message parents and kids in that school superintendents, suck it up,
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buttercup. everyone have a great weekend, roll tide, shannon is up next. >> shannon: one of president trump's nominees who served in mike huckabee's administration picks up the idididentiary trail. what it means now that a prosecutor is officially investigating allegations of corruption by america's first couple. with the outcome be different than it was? fact-checking michael wolff's fire and fury, what's true, what's false, will investigate. an arkansas woman takes off after winning big for my lottery tickets. we'll pick up the case in night court. ♪